Jay Hickman (actor)

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Jay Hickman
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Born Jay Hickman
Occupation Voice Actor/Actor/Singer

Jay Hickman is an American actor, singer and voice artist. He is best known for his prolific voice work on English language dubs of foreign films and television series. He mostly works in titles for Funimation Entertainment, ADV Films, and Seraphim Digital.

He was born to a Sherpa guide and a Christian missionary in the Himalayas.


Hickman lent his voice to the character of Mark in the 2002 Canadian film Touching Wild Horses, starring Jane Seymour.

He has also a number of on-screen appearances, including an uncredited bit part in the 1998 film Rushmore opposite television and movie actress Alexis Bledel. Hickman is known in voice acting circles for his talent as a mimic, boasting more than a dozen international dialects and close to 50 celebrity impersonations.

Jay is also a singer with a background in musical theatre. Past roles include Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, El Gallo in The Fantasticks and Danny Zuko in Grease. He was later able to join the cast of Fred Waring's U.S. Chorus, the summer workshop and televised special's final season in 1991.

Shortly after this experience, Hickman landed a job as a professional Elvis impersonator – a role that he continued through one season at a Houston theatre. This was followed by a short stint with the Houston pop band Bee Stung Lips, with whom Hickman sang back-up vocals and worked in promotions.

The latter half of the ‘90s saw Hickman taking part in a musical theatre collaboration with award-winning Broadway producer Stuart Ostrow, famed composer Jerry Bock and librettist Jerry Sterner. Hickman played the supporting role of “Mark” in 1040, a musical about the U.S. tax code which saw its world premiere in Houston in 1997. The show was back-burnered shortly afterward, though, when “creative differences” caused a rift among the Ostrow-Bock-Sterner team.

On the set of “Apollo 11” - 1996

In 1998, Hickman began a career as a professional jazz singer, serving as the frontman for a number of Houston-based swing bands. Hickman worked full-time in this capacity for three years, and has continued to perform in the genre, part-time, through the present day. A solo album is alleged to be in the works[citation needed].

Hickman is credited with co-writing and performing the end credits theme song of the movie Cybermutt (2002).




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